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Activities and things to do on Beara

There is a wide range of activities for you to do on Beara, such as Diving, fishing, walking, bird and dolphin watching, and whales, swimming both in the sea and lakes. Or perhaps you would like to do an archaelogical tour. Listed below are some of the people here to help you get the most out of your holiday on the Beara Peninsula. You could try a workshop for instance, in creative writing, painting, photography, river boat cruises, canoing, sea safari, view the lighthouses of Bantry Bay

There are also workshops on the Beara Peninsula, including knitwear, photography, painting, writing and basket making



Castletownbere area

Dzogchen Beara

Dzogchen Beara Tibetan Bhuddist Retreat Centre

On the road to Allihies from Castletownbere

Bull Rock tunnel

Bantry Bay and Bere Island Caves Boat Trips

Go with John Eagle (author of 2 books on lighthouses) on a high speed boat trip round Bantry Bay visiting the lighthouses up close and personal. Pass through the tunnel in the Bull Rock (left) and see the ruin of the old Calf Rock (right) Roancarrig, Ardnakinna, Piper Rocks, Garranes Bhuddist Retreat, Neil Jordan's Beara home. Takes about 3 hours. Then there is the shorter Bere Island Caves trip and guided walks

To view more details please click here

The Calf Rock
Dromaghty The Caha Mountains form the backbone of the Beara Peninsula in which there are five spectacular valleys, each meandering in passing wonderfully spectacular scenery the like not found anywhere else in Ireland. Hartnett Coaches has teemed up with local photographer John Eagle to take you on tours that go deep into these valleys, to view the, awesome mountain slopes, shimmering lakes and spectacular waterfalls. Starting in Kenmare, picking you up from your place of stay and returning you there in the evening

The Beara Valley Tour with John Eagle who has made more postcards of the Beara Peninsula than anyone else

Click here to come on the tour

Berehaven Golf Club

Berehaven Gold Club

The Berehaven Golf Club & Amenity Park

Scenic Golf Club, Green Fees Welcome, Club Hire, Crazy Golf, Caravan Park,

(027) 70700

Hungry Hill Mountains to climb. Hungry Hill is the highest mountain on the peninsula. Second highest is Maulin, both close to Castletownbere. Look for signs east of town directing you to the mountain
Sarah Walker Sarah Walker   Sarah Walker Gallery

Visit the gallery on the waterfront at the far west end of The Pier, Castletownbere, Co Cork.

Open Mon to Sat 11 to 6, June through September and Easter holidays or by appointment.

Open most weekdays October through May.

tel. 027 70387 or 086 8902338
Sports Hall Sports Hall, ideal for those wet days, here you can play tennis, indoor football, it is behind the Community School

Castletownbere Playground

West End, beside Garda Station

Fair Day Fair Day is the first Thursday of every month in Castletownbere, where you can buy carpets, plants for the garden, machine tools etc
Bere Island
Berehaven wreck Take a ferry trip to the island, either from Castletownbere with Colm Harrington or from the Pontoon with Patrick Murphy. On the way over you will lots of maritime things of interest like a wreck, lighthouse, buoys, and being on the water will give you a new perspective of Berehaven
Garnish Garnish has some great sandy beaches. Take the road from Castletownbere to Dursey, you come to a sharp left bend and shortly after take the turn to the right and you will find the beaches waiting for you to enjoy
fly fishing Try your hand at some fly fishing for trout at Glenbeg Lake, just a short drive from the village
view from Barness Walking. There are several great walks to be had in the Allihies area. You can take the Beara Way up the Mines Road and view the village from on high, and see the remains of the old mines. There is a lovely coastal walk to Garnish. You can also go up Gour where the radio masts are for a grand view of the area
Anam Cara

Anam Cara Writer's & Artist's Retreat

027 74441

See the Anam Cara workshops for this year on workshops


Inches House & Boat Angling Centre

027 74494

Gardening Fancy a spot of gardening? Well check out the page click here
Feva Spinny Up

West Cork Sailing

027 60132

Adrigole Arts

Contact : Phone 353 (0) 27 60234 -


Voted one of Ireland's best Craft shops

by the Crafts Council of Ireland

Star Outdoors

Star Outdoors

Star Outdoors Accommodation & Adventure Centre
Co. Kerry
Tel: 064 664 1222
Fax: 064 664 1466

Star Outdoors
The Lake House

Fly Fishing

Mary & Sean,

The Lake House, Cloonee Lakes

064 6684205

Gleninchaquin Park

Gleninchaquin Park

Award Winning Park 12km from Kenmare on Castletownbere Rd. Farming, Heritage, Art, Open Countryside, Peace & Quiet

064 6684235


The Gallery

The Gallery

Contemporary Arts.and Crafts

064 6683976

Riding Stables

Dromquinna Stables & Stud, Sneem Rd, Templenoe, Kenmare

064 6641043


A walk through 5000 years of History

Bonane Heritage Park

The Ewe

Gallery and Sculpture Garden

Kenmare Road

027 63840


Glengarriff Golf Club

The Glengarriff Golf Club

Founded in 1934, 9 holes, par 33

Visiting golfers, societies & groups welcome

027 63150

Molly Gallivan's

Molly Gallivan's

Cottage & Traditional Farm


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